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1 hr ago | Blackout Dallas

Is Jamie Benn the Best LW in the NHL?

Dec 14, 2013; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn celebrates after he scores against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports Recently, the experts at NHL.com voted Jamie Benn as the top left-wing in the NHL right now.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Stars, Jamie Benn, NHL Hockey, NHL Players, Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers, NHL Northwest Division

8 hrs ago | Five For Howling

Naturally: The Scottie Upshall Experience

Scottie Upshall was only a Coyote for a brief time. He never played a full season with the Yotes, as he was acquired in a trade deadline deal from Philadelphia for Daniel Carcillo on March 4, 2009.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Phoenix Coyotes, Shane Doan, NHL Players, Lucas Lessio

10 hrs ago | Howlin Hockey

NHL15 Player Ratings: Arizona Coyotes Goaltending

March 4, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith defends the goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports One of the most electrifying positions in all of sports is the goaltender.

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Related Topix: Sports, Mike Smith, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Phoenix Coyotes

11 hrs ago | Nucks Misconduct

Comparing Canucks' Depth To Western Conference Teams

OK, so we've analyzed and armchair GM'd the living hell out of what the Canucks ' roster will look like at the beginning of the regular season and it should look something like this: Vancouver finished with a 36-35-11 record and ended up 12th in the West, 1 point behind Winterpeg and 9 points out of a playoff spot. Let's quickly look at what the other teams in the Pacific and Central Divisions have done this offseason and draw a comparison of roster depth.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Dany Heatley, Anaheim Ducks, John Scott, NHL Players, San Jose Sharks, Mike Smith

15 hrs ago | Blades of Teal

San Jose Sharks: Logan Couture Steps Up Leadership

May 5, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture celebrates after scoring a goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period in game three of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at HP Pavilion. The San Jose Sharks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-2.

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Related Topix: Sports, San Jose Sharks, NHL Hockey, Logan Couture, NHL Players, Patrick Marleau

20 hrs ago | Blackout Dallas

Dallas Stars Power Countdown: 26 Days: Victor E. Green

Mar 31, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; The Easter Bunny walks around outside the American Airlines Center before the game between the Dallas Stars and the Los Angeles Kings. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports With Saturday having arrived, the countdown looks shorter than it did yesterday! 26 days until the Dallas Stars open up their season against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 9th at the American Airlines Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, Brett Ritchie, NHL Players, Dallas Stars

Sat Sep 13, 2014

SLAM! Sports

NHL notes: Kings' Quick still recovering from surgery

Goaltender Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save as ice flies into his mask in double overtime against the New York Rangers during Game 5 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13, 2014. While Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi told the L.A. Times his goalie hasn't suffered any setbacks after off-season wrist surgery, the team is being patient.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jonathan Quick, NHL Players, Los Angeles Kings, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports

Blades of Teal

San Jose Sharks: Can Scott Hannan Mentor The Younger Players?

Apr 30, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks defenseman Scott Hannan controls the puck against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period in game seven of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center at San Jose. The Kings defeated the Sharks 5-1.

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Related Topix: Sports, San Jose Sharks, NHL Hockey, Scott Hannan, NHL Players, Marc-Edouard Vlasic

Five For Howling

Arizona Coyotes promotion schedule: The 9 dates you need to know

Only nine days remain until the preseason begins for the Coyotes. Below are the nine promotion nights fans need to attend.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Phoenix Coyotes, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, NHL Players

Defending Big D

Your Take: Dallas Stars Introduce Victor E. Green as New Mascot

The Dallas Stars introduced their first mascot in recent memory at the season-opening Icebreaker event on Saturday, showing Victor E. Green to an audience for the first time. The fuzzy green alien who wears cowboy boots and has hockey sticks for... ears? antenna? is not the first mascot in Stars history.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Stars, NHL Hockey, Tyler Seguin, Antoine Roussel, NHL Players

Rant Sports

5 Los Angeles Kings That Could Win Major NHL Awards in 2014-2015

For members of the Los Angeles Kings team success always comes before induvidual recognition and that is personified no better than in the team's two Stanley Cup banners. Having said that such an elite team is made up of truly elite players that have the potential to take home some NHL hardware at the end of the 2014-2015 season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Anze Kopitar, NHL Players, NHL Western Conference

Defending Big D

2014 Traverse City Tournament: Brett Ritchie's Two Goals Lead Dallas Stars Over New York Rangers, 4-3

The top prospect for the Stars shined on Friday night as Brett Ritchie's two goals led a comeback victory for Dallas over the Rangers. The Dallas Stars kicked off the 2014 Traverse City Tournament in dramatic fashion, overcoming a two-goal deficit to beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday night thanks to a three-point night from top prospect Brett Ritchie.

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Related Topix: Sports, Brett Ritchie, NHL Players, Jason Dickinson, Radek Faksa, Dallas Stars, NHL Hockey

Examiner.com

NHL rule changes will have little impact on San Jose Sharks

The NHL announced 10 rules changes to go into effect immediately on Thursday, Sept. 12. Even collectively, they will have very little impact on the San Jose Sharks .

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Related Topix: Sports, San Jose Sharks, NHL Hockey, Joe Thornton, Tommy Wingels, Alex Stalock, NHL Players

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Fear The Fin

Sharks announce training camp schedule, roster

One week from today, a drama-filled, if activity-sparse, offseason will finally conclude as the San Jose Sharks begin training camp at their Sharks Ice practice facility. Earlier this evening, the team announced its full camp roster and schedule which you can access in PDF format here .

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Related Topix: Sports, Mirco Mueller, Taylor Fedun, NHL Players, San Jose Sharks, NHL Hockey

Howlin Hockey

NHL15 Player Ratings: Arizona Coyotes Offense

March 7, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen makes the save on Phoenix Coyotes center Antoine Vermette during the second period at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports With approximately one month until puck drop, hockey fans are able to rejoice as their favorite video game franchise returned last Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Antoine Vermette, NHL Hockey, Phoenix Coyotes, NHL Players, St. Louis Blues, NHL Central Division, Jake Allen

Five For Howling

New NHL rule changes and the Arizona Coyotes

With 10 days remaining until the first preseason game, let's take a look at 10 new rule changes implemented for this season. Every season the NHL looks to improve the quality and safety of play by implementing a series of rule changes, usually small tweaks.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Phoenix Coyotes, Shane Doan, Mike Smith, NHL Players

Five For Howling

Friday's Coyotes Tracks - Nino Shuffle

The Minnesota brought Nino Niederreiter back into the fold with a three year contract extension, and the NHL made some tweaks to the rulebook. More on both stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Phoenix Coyotes, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Keith Yandle, NHL Players

Rant Sports

Los Angeles Kings Will Benefit From An Improved Tanner Pearson

Tanner Pearson went from undrafted afterthought in the 2010 and 2011 drafts to first-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 and playing big time minutes in the Kings' run to the 2014 in the proverbial blink of an eye. The Kings have hopes that there is an even bigger step forward for the former Barrie Colt this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Tanner Pearson, NHL Players, Tyler Toffoli, Jeff Carter

Gone Puck Wild

Nino Niederreiter Resigned: What it Means for the Wild

Jan 7, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr defends Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter as he takes the puck down ice during the second period of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Breathe Easy, Wild fans.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Mikko Koivu, NHL Players, Nino Niederreiter, Los Angeles Kings, Robyn Regehr

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Dallas Morning News

What is Rich Peverley's status with the Stars entering the season?

Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley pauses as he delivers a statement during a press conference at UT Southwestern in Dallas, on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Peverley will not play the remainder of this season as he gets treated for his heart condition.

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Related Topix: Sports, Rich Peverley, NHL Players, Dallas Stars, NHL Hockey

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